I had a massive period of anxiety in 1999, total meltdown.
14 years of combined Prozac 20mg and beta blockers. Which for complex reasons never really worked as I would have liked them to.
18 months ago, I switched to Sertraline 100 mg, after paying to see a private Psychiatrist several times.
I have to say, regarding Sertraline vs Prozac for anxiety, take Sertraline, hands down it's helped me immensely.
I could type for longer about my history, drug interactions for individuals, the counselling I have had, and many other topics, but I felt compelled to write this quickly , in the hope that anyone reading this who suffers anxiety and is wondering which SSRI would best help, might take heed.
If you read about the physiology of Prozac it actually promotes anxious states, stimulating you in a negative way. I went 14 years believing the NHS were clearly correct in their prescribing.
The truth is, after a wrong initial meeting in 99, I had 14 years of GP's who didn't question, and didn't have time to help.